|Childhood Matters: Honoring Mother on Mothers Day - May 11, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
On this day we honor all mothers and we celebrate the essential place they hold in the lives of children. Rona's guests are foster mothers in the Bay Area. Barbara Schwartz-Davis is a foster mother who lives in San Rafael, California. Margaret Thomas has three grown children of her own, and is a great-grandmother of four. She has been a foster mother for 13 years, and lives with her husband in Richmond...
|POS: Potty Training — May 30, 2010 - Childhood Matters|
Assistant Producer Felsha Zuschlag spoke with two parents who shared their experiences on potty training.
|Childhood Matters: Gift Giving - November 30, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Choosing gifts that are meaningful and educational for children during the holidays can be a challenge for parents. Guests: Stephanne Auerbach, known as Dr. Toy, researches and reviews children's products. Susan Marchant, MA, CCLS, is the Manager of Child Life Services and Education at Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland.
|Childhood Matters: Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth - February 11, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
Your child's oral health is essential to his or her overall well-being and healthy development. Guests: Debi Diaz, RDA, Executive Director of the Community Oral Health Services in Monterey County, and Karen Taniguchi, DDS, Pediatric Dentist with Alameda Pediatric Dentistry.
|Childhood Matters and Early Head Start of Oakland - Childhood Matters|
Nurse Rona, host of Childhood Matters radio program talks with Early Head Start of Oakland about the services they can offer to children and families.
Keywords: children; families; education; Early Head Start; Childhood Matters
|POS: Secondhand Drinking--December 13, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
Felsha Zuschlag spoke with Marsha, who shared her story about growing up with an alcoholic mother.
|November 22, 2009: Childhood Matters Community Report - Childhood Matters|
California ranks 23rd in overall health, according to the latest American Health Rankings report. Associate Producer Lacey Daniell asked Reed Tuckson, MD, Executive Vice President of the United Health Foundation, to let us know what California's strengths and weaknesses are. United Health Foundation: http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org
|Childhood Matters: Economic Crisis and Fathers- March 21, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
Job loss and economic insecurity can increase depression, anger, and anxiety. Economic difficulties can be devastating for fathers because success at work and providing for family is often critical to men's self-esteem. Guest host, Dr. Will Courtenay, PhD, LCSW, and guests, Dr. Aaron Rochlen, PhD, Associate Professor and Counseling Psychologist at The University of Texas at Austin, Phil Catalfo, writer, editor, and unemployed father, and Barrie Hathaway, executive director for the Stride Center,...
|Childhood Matters: Transracial Adoption - July 04, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Parents who adopt across racial lines face particular challenges and opportunities. Guests Beth Hall, Executive Director of PACT, An Adoption Alliance, and William Rogers, an adoptive dad in a transracial family and a board member for the Our Family Coalition, join Rona in a discussion about the questions, complexities and joys of adoption.
|Childhood Matters: The Best Things Parents Do - January 02, 2005 - Childhood Matters|
Most parents don't realize that they are the true experts when it comes to their kids. Rona and her guests Susan Isaacs Kohl, author of The Best Things Parents Do, and Johnny Symons, director of the documentary Daddy and Papa, discuss the ways parents love and encourage their children.
|Staying Asleep - Childhood Matters|
Parents at Studio Grow in Berkeley talk with our associate producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. about their methods on how to put their children bed and how they avoid they sleep deprivation.
Keywords: sleep; babies; toddlers; crying struggle; methods; bath; self soothe; interrupt; deprivation; weening
|Childhood Matters: The Spectrum of Autism: Meeting the Challenges to Help Your Child Thrive - May 18, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
We discuss the "spectrum" of autism, the importance of intensive early education, current research, and how to find resources and support. Guests: Robert L. Hendren, D.O. Professor of Psychology and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UC Davis. Louis A. Vismara, MD, physician, parent of four children, and co-founder of the MIND Institute. More information can be found at California Department of Developmental Services.
|Childhood Matters: Traveling with Kids and Summer Safety Tips - June 8, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Whether hopping in the car to drive up the road to grandma's house or getting on a plane to travel across country, traveling with kids can be daunting. Taking children away from their comfortable environments and structure can be nerve- wracking. However, thoughtful planning and useful tips can make traveling with children… actually vacation. Join Rona and guests, Shelly Rivoli, author of Travels with Baby, and Dr...
|Childhood Matters: Normal Kids Have Problems, Too - July 11, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Do you have questions about your child's physical or emotional development? What is normal development for kids? Guests: Randall Ramirez, LCSW, MFT of Rebekah Children's Services of Gilroy, California and Peter Levine, MD of Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek.
|Childhood Matters POS: Entering College - Childhood Matters|
Producer Felsha Zuschlag talks with teens about their excitement and fear transitioning from high school to college. This piece originally appeared on "Survival Tips as Teens Transition to College," June 26, 2011.
Keywords: education; academic; university; college; high school; transition; excitement; fear; dorm life; roommate; teens; teenagers
|Acculturation and Adaptation - Childhood Matters|
We talked with some parents at Lotus Bloom in Oakland about immigrating to the US and raising their children with their ethnic identity.
Keywords: cutlure; acculturation; adapting; tradition; language; experience; immigrant; coping
|Summer Fun: Exploring and Enjoying the Outdoors - Childhood Matters|
School is out! Summer is a great time to be outside together as a family. Join Nurse Rona and guests as they discuss how to embrace, explore, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors together! * Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro. * Avery Cleary, founder and ED of Hooked on Nature.
Keywords: outdoors; familym hiking; camping; parks; play; summer; fun; activities
|Childhood Matters: Thanks and Giving All Year Long - December 19, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Teach your kids that the spirit of giving lasts long after the holidays end. Rona and guests Christopher Cerf, editor of Thanks & Giving, and Reverend Brenda Sharp, minister at St. Peter's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in El Cerrito discuss ways to encourage gratitude, sharing and generosity all year long.
|Childhood Matters POS: Best Of... - Childhood Matters|
In this segment we present a montage of all the wonderful people we've reached over the years. This first aired on a show celebrating our ninth birthday.
Keywords: best; calls; appreciation; thanks
|Outdoor Activities with the Family - Childhood Matters|
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. chats with some people about their family outings growing up.
Keywords: vacation; summer; outdoors; family; hiking; bbq; camping; park
|Alternative Options to Public High School - Childhood Matters|
Choosing a high school is a difficult decision for many families. Knowing what options are available is an important step in the process. Join Nurse Rona and guest host Beth Samuelson, MA, of Student Organizational Services, as they discuss how to find the best and most affordable alternatives to traditional public high school. This episode is a part of our ongoing series for parents Your Teen Matters, Navigating the Middle and High School Years...
Keywords: high school; education; alternative; charter; teens; teenagers; college; public; CAS; student
|Dealing with Tantrums - Childhood Matters|
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. is at Lotus Bloom in Oakland chatting with some mothers about how they discipline their children.
Keywords: discipline; patience; behavior; tantrums; communication; time out
|POS: Passing on Traditions and Values--November 22, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
Assistant Producer spoke with young adults who reflected on the ways their parents taught them values and instilled traditions when they were younger.
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|Kinship Care Providers - Childhood Matters|
Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. speaks with grandmothers about foster care and becoming parents all over again.
|Being Male - Childhood Matters|
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. chats with a couple of guys about growing up as a boy and about society rules for males.
Keywords: health; men; awareness; boys; tough; risk; society; rules; stereotypes
|Childhood Matters: Teenagers and Drugs - June 06, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Why do teenagers use drugs and what can their parents do about it? Guests: Dr. Alex Stalcup, MD, Director of the New Leaf Treatment Center in Lafayette. Meredith Maran, author and journalist, and mother of two sons. Find resources at her web site.
|Teaching with Music - Childhood Matters|
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. talks to singer and musician Mariela Herrera Mena about her Spanish sing-along classes for toddlers and its benefits at Habitot in Berkeley, CA.
Keywords: teaching; learning; music; folk; Spanish; Chilean; Latin American; development; social; skills; engaging
|Childhood Matters: Growing Children in a Fast Food Nation - July 20, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
A nutritious and balanced diet is important for the healthy growth and development of young children. Guests: Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD, currently Associate Director of the Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley. Norma Molina, RD, Public Health Nutritionist for the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
|Childhood Matters: Summertime Safety Tips - July 06, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Safety is a concern in the water, riding bikes, and everywhere your children play. Guests: Nancy Baer, Manager of Injury Prevention Programs, Contra Costa Health Services. Joseph Browne, MD, MPH, a Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center.
|Childhood Matters: Understanding Asperger Syndrome - May 02, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Children with Asperger syndrome usually have normal intelligence, with social difficulties, communication problems, and physical clumsiness. Guests: Sally Ozonoff, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the M.I.N.D. Institute, at the University of California, Davis. Susan Byrne, mother of a four-year-old daughter with Asperger syndrome, a parent advocate in the public schools, and is involved with Parents Helping Parents in Santa Clara.
|Childhood Matters: Do You Have Concerns About Your Baby? - March 16, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Children develop differently and sometimes parents have concerns about the physical or cognitive development of their child. Guests: Ms. Kate Warren, Executive Director of Family Resource Network of Alameda County. James Ricks facilitates a support group for parents with kids with special needs.
|Childhood Matters: Middle Ground Parenting — October 17, 2010 - Childhood Matters|
What's your parenting style? Do you feel like a pushover, or have you been accused of being too strict? Some parents over-indulge their kids while others let them fend for themselves. What do you think children need? Join Nurse Rona and guest to discuss parenting styles and to explore the idea of middle ground parenting. — Karen Friedland-Brown, MA, is a child development specialist and director of Parents Place in Palo Alto and San Mateo...
|Childhood Matters: California Budget Cuts Will Hit Child Care - June 01, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
The impact of the California budget cuts, and how you can handle the problems that will arise for your family. Guests: Patty Siegel, Executive Director of the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. Rebecca Gonzales, Outreach Coordinator for the California Budget Project.
|Acculturation and Adaptation in a New Country: Celebrating the Diversity of the Bay Area - Childhood Matters|
The Bay Area is one of the most diverse areas of our nation, and home to individuals from all over the world. How can families maintain their cultural identity while also thriving in their current environment? Join Nurse Rona and guests as they honor Latino Heritage Month and celebrate the diversity of the Bay Area. Let us know how you helped your family make a successful transition to living in the USA! - Jorge Partida, PsyD, is a practicing psychologist, founder of J...
Keywords: acculturation; assimilation; preserving; culture; traditions; immigration; diversity; integration; isolation; adaptation; teaching; language; native
|Childhood Matters: Balancing Work and Family - October 03, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
How do you juggle your financial needs and still be available for your family? Rona and her guests learning coach and entrepreneur Claudia L'Amoreaux and Nicola Dones, program associate with the Labor Project for Working Families, discuss the rights of working parents as well as creative ways to earn money and stay connected with your kids.
|Nurse Rona's Community Forum: June 28, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
Traveling with an Infant this Summer? • Shelly Rivoli, author of Travels With Baby, offers advice on how to make plane rides and car trips fun for the whole family. - http://www.travelswithbaby.com Beach Safety: How's the Water? Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti interviews James Alamillo of Heal The Bay on checking for water safety at local beaches. To see the report card for a beach near you, click here: - http://www.healthebay.org/brcv2 Eating Healthy - on a Budget: • Denise Jardine, Ce...
|March 15, 2009: Nurse Rona's Community Forum - Childhood Matters|
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Laura Buzo, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager at First 5 Santa Clara, on free resource centers. -http://www.first5kids.org Hope During the Economic Crisis: • Emily Harpster, Program Officer at United Way of the Bay Area, on the Road to Recovery Program. -http://www.uwba.org Help for Children Coping with the Loss of a Loved One: • Sue Hobart, Children's Bereavement Program Coordinat...
|Childhood Matters: Advocating for the Special Needs Child - September 12, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
You are your child's best advocate - particularly if your child has learning difficulties or developmental challenges. Rona and her guests Wendy Byrnes, Parent Advocate with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) and Laurel Fichman, Early Intervention Specialist and Program Director of Matrix Parents Network and Resource Center of Marin discuss the rights, responsibilities and resources available for parents of children with special needs.
|Childhood Matters: Access to Health Care - July 18, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Health care coverage is a growing expense for families everywhere. Learn about Bay Area programs that expand access to health care for low-and moderate-income families. Guests: Dr. Stephen Harris of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Dr. Francisco J. Ramos-Gomez of the School of Dentistry of the University of California, San Francisco.
|Nikki Lang: Perseverance and Awareness - Childhood Matters|
Producer Felsha Zuschlag talks with singer/songwriter Nikki Lang about growing with diabetes and how she and her family work to raise awareness on the issue. This segment originally appeared on the July 17, 2011 episode of Childhood Matters titled "Diabetes Prevention and Education."
Keywords: Nikki Lang; activism; diabetes; awareness; American Diabetes Association
|Childhood Matters: Everyday Rituals and Traditions - November 16, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Parents can make every day special by creating simple rituals around even the smallest daily event. Guests, Meg Cox is an author and journalist. Her latest book is the Book of New Family Traditions. Keith Burrell is a Marriage and Family Therapist working with children and families with Bay Area Community Resources (BACR).
|Childhood Matters: Pediatricians Talk About a Wide Range of Issues - January 05, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Pediatricians know about many things that are important to parents-from temperament to bedwetting-that are more than medical topics. Your child may be active and persistent, or shy and quiet. Each different child presents a different set of challenges for a parent. Guests: Peter Levine, MD
|POS: Helping Teens With Homework Headaches--February 28, 2010 - Childhood Matters|
Assistant producer Felsha Zuschlag edited this piece between a father and daughter who discuss her homework load, attending a private college-preparatory school in San Francisco.
|Community Value of First 5 - Childhood Matters|
We interview parent at the West County First 5 Center in San Pablo, CA, about the services and support they recieve from First 5. —Lorenzo Plazola, Jr.
|Childhood Matters: Setting Limits and Sticking to Them - November 14, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Children are forever pushing boundaries -- and their parents' "hot" buttons. Rona and guests Patty Wipfler of the Parents Leadership Institute and Stan Seiderman, director of the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children's Center, describe effective ways to set limits with love.
|Childhood Matters: Spats: Regaining Friendly Relations - February 02, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Every couple argue, a lot or a little, fairly or unfairly, and they manage to regain friendly relations. We all want to regain friendly relations as quickly as possible and at least as often as we fight. Guests: Mick Renner, PhD, Rachel Biale
|Violence in Our Communities - Childhood Matters|
All too often, good news in our local communities is overshadowed by violence and safety issues. Join in as we discuss how to bring peace and justice to our communities, and the role each of us plays in continuing to build a vision of hope for the future. - Paul Kivel is a social justice educator, activist, and author of Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice. - Olis Simmons, the president and CEO of Youth UpRising.
Keywords: violence; persevereance; youth; empowerment; leasership; uprising
|The Food Bank - Childhood Matters|
Lorenzo Plazola, Jr., our associate producer, chatted with a client/volunteer of the Alameda County Food Bank in the Tri-City area about the services and importance to the community.
Keywords: giving; helping; avarice; community; materialism; presents; holidays; gratitude; perspective; food; volunteer
|Childhood Matters: The Social Lives of Children - April 27, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Children's social lives change depending on their stage of development. But their friendships are deeply meaningful. Guests, Michael G. Thompson, PhD, author of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children. Check out his website. Jim Stockinger, a child care worker for 25 years, is a teacher at the University of California, Berkeley Infant Toddler Center.